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Mr. Minsc

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So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« on: November 03, 2013, 04:17:45 PM »
I walked by a couple brands of wieners labeled "natural".  That made me snicker.

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2013, 04:51:26 PM »
natural is an unregulated word.  That is pretty funny, though, and I'll guess they cost more than the plain old BarS wieners.

My favorite is when anything is labelled "chemical free."  Umm, no, but it probably does sell product.

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2013, 07:13:25 PM »
They should regulate the word "weiner"

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2013, 08:14:21 PM »
So what exactly is unnatural about a weiner, or a sausage in general?  You take some bits of meat & stuff, grind them up, and stuff into a sausage casing.

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2013, 09:47:19 PM »
^Most of them are probably pumped full or preservatives that aren't originally in the meat.  Some of these are likely human inventions, but I'm in favor of eating food that isn't spoiled, so preservatives are not all bad.  Sugar and salt are examples of two excellent natural preservatives that nature invented. 

But since the word natural doesn't mean anything in the world of food labels, who knows if the natural wieners should cost more than the regular wieners?  Probably they should not.

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 09:49:22 AM »
One brand of these wieners also had a note saying they were made from animals who were raised 100% antibiotic free.

I just find it amusing to find the word "natural" on a collection of animal parts which is highly processed and cooked into a consumable product.

Of course, I already know to take the word "natural" with a grain of salt. ;)

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 09:55:46 AM »
I used to laugh about "organic," saying "oh I hate those synthetic hot dogs" but it only earned me blank stares.

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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2013, 11:24:49 AM »
^Most of them are probably pumped full or preservatives that aren't originally in the meat. 

Yes.  What I meant (I see I wasn't quite clear) is that maybe the "natural" weiners have just the meat & stuff*, not the artifical preservatives.

*I don't really know what goes into weiners, and don't want to, either :-)

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Re: So, I was at the grocery store today when...
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2013, 02:49:06 PM »
I used to laugh about "organic," saying "oh I hate those synthetic hot dogs" but it only earned me blank stares.

Ha! My mother would have us try them. They always had the taste and texture of rubber erasers.

Now they've improved; they taste like softer rubber erasers.